Week in Pictures

Rubycoat

Well, our pup now has a fleece jacket of her own! While I’m definitely not one to dress up a dog, with her Cushings, she does not have a thick layer of hair and her belly is a bit patchy, so this Voyagers K9 Apparel on Etsy was just the ticket! As we’ll be heading to Mt Hood for my birthday, this’ll be perfect for her to wear in the snow 🙂

shoes

LOVING my new adidas A.T. 360.2 Prima cross-trainers for StepSculpt and Zumba. Gotta love Zappo’s for ordering 5 pairs of shoes to try on w/ free shipping, and sending the 4 that didn’t work back for free. These are comfy – and pretty fly too…

ivfjpeg

ah yes, and this stuff of course is under way once again. fortunately my husband is a pro doing the intramusculars, but UNfortunately the mood swings have returned and i gotta say the lower back aches are especially fun! but this time i am a wee bit better at taking it in stride…that is until my Zumba instructor started blabbing about her daughter giving birth and asked who in our class were moms. i almost ran out, but made it through the class and cried in the car. sigh…whaddayagonnado…

forestpark

Ahhh…I love our new year’s resolution for going on a hike every week. This time we hopped over to Forest Park just outside of downtown to the Lower Macleay trailhead. The creek was practically raging compared to it’s near-invisibility during last summer’s drought, and there were a few downed trees from all the precipitation that were kinda cool to check out as well. I swear my blood pressure drops just stepping onto a path in a forest 🙂

Baldhip-rose_featured

Unbelievably, it’s almost time for the annual Native Plant Sale here in Portland. Ordering is next week and pickup is in February, and this time they’ve sadly decided not to sell any groundcovers but have expanded their shrubbery, so we are considering some new items like ocean spray, nootka rose, and this baldhip rose (pictured). With our recently reorganized backyard garden layout, there’s actually LOTS of empty spots to fill in and this is by far the cheapest way to do it.

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  1. The Eco Grandma
    January 16, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Plant sales already? Wow we just got our first snow so plant sales are a long ways off here. Love the nature spot you found for hiking.

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    • January 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      ha, yep…in late February we pick them up and plop them into the ground – just native plants so for us that’s things like snowberries, huckleberries, currants, spirea, etc. 🙂

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  2. January 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Oh puppy looks happy! My pup hates wearing his coat and just sits down and refuses to move. Ha!

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    • January 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Ha, yeah we were not sure how it would go but she puts up with a lot. Mastiffs are both stubborn and patient 🙂

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